BU Conference on Sustainability Research

Session I: Measuring Sustainability

Session II: Modeling Sustainability

Session III: Human Dimensions of Sustainability

Session IV: Future of Sustainability

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Please join us for the BU Conference on Sustainability Research on Monday, May 9 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Boston University Photonics Building at 8 St. Mary’s Street, 9th floor.

This one-day conference will feature presentations by Boston University faculty from six schools and colleges on their research related to sustainability issues around the world. The four sessions will focus on measuring sustainability, modeling sustainability, human dimensions of sustainability, and future sustainability (see the full agenda below).

The BU Conference on Sustainability Research is co-sponsored by The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Earth and Environment, the Pardee School of Global Studies, and the Institute for Sustainable Energy.

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8:30 – 9:00 am Coffee and Registration
9:00 – 9:15 am Welcome/Opening Remarks
Ann Cudd, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Anthony Janetos, Director, Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future
9:15 – 10:45 am Session I: Measuring Sustainability
Moderator: Lucy Hutyra, Associate Professor, Earth & Environment
Nathan Phillips, Professor, Earth & Environment
Pam Templer, Associate Professor, Biology
Michael Gevelber, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Thomas Little, Associate Dean, College of Engineering
10:45 – 11:00 am BREAK
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Session II: Modeling Sustainability
Moderator: Dennis Carlberg, BU Sustainability Director
Conor Gately, Post Doc, Earth & Environment
Peter Fox-Penner, Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy
Kevin P. Gallagher, Professor, Pardee School of Global Studies
Jon Levy, Professor, Environmental Health, School of Public Health
12:30 – 1:30 pm LUNCH
1:30 – 2:45 pm Session III: Human Dimensions of Sustainability
Moderator: Katharine Lusk, Executive Director, Initiative on Cities
Cutler Cleveland, Professor, Earth & Environment
Henrik Selin, Associate Professor, Pardee School of Global Studies
Anne Short, Assistant Professor, Earth & Environment
2:45 – 3:00 pm BREAK
3:00 – 4:30 pm Session IV: Future Sustainability
Moderator: Anthony Janetos, Director, Pardee Center
Les Kaufman, Professor, Biology
James McCann, Professor, History
Madhu Dutta-Koehler, Associate Professor, Metropolitan College
Closing Remarks: Lucy Hutyra
4:30 – 5:30 pm Reception